When informed of Joe Maddon's diss, Ricky Romero looked pissed.

Prior to the game Maddon, the colourful manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, told the media that if he had nine left-handers he could bat against Romero, he's use them.

It's no secret that Romero, even though he's left-handed, has more trouble against lefties than righties. Last season, right-handers batted .194 against him while lefties hit him at a .269 clip.

Romero knows he has problems as well and worked hard through spring training at developing secondary pitches to use against left-handers.